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Old 01-13-2012, 03:32 PM
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Default N112SB now under construction!

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my last thread, about converting a -9a to -7a. Suffice to say, it's a lot more than I thought. And according to some of the numbers, the performance difference is not nearly as big as I thought. So I put in my -9a tail order last Friday.

Lo and behold, last night I puttered down to my FedEx depot and picked up the tail kit, arriving a day early no less! I think the desk clerk was a little concerned whether the boxes would fit. Let it be known that the tail kit boxes *do*, in fact, fit in the back of a Mazda 3s hatchback quite nicely.

And now I have a converted second bedroom / workshop filled with parts, parts, parts, cardboard, and more packing tape than I know what to do with. I started inventory last night when I got it home, and I'll skip doing work on it tonight (bad ju ju, Friday the 13th and all). I'll post up workshop pics in the gallery once I have everything half-squared away.

So... N112SB "officially" began construction (at least the first entry in the build log) on 1/12/12. Not bad, eh? Let the games begin!
Scott Balmos - RV-9A N112SB
Cincinnati, OH, KHAO
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:36 PM
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Congrats, Scott! Enjoy your project. Keep us posted. Remember to thank DR for the great community here by contributing your annual donation.

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Old 01-13-2012, 03:38 PM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally Posted by sbalmos View Post
So... N112SB "officially" began construction (at least the first entry in the build log) on 1/12/12. Not bad, eh? Let the games begin!
Excellent news, congrats
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:50 PM
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Default Congratulatios

Ask lots of questions - benefit from all my mistakes!!
RV-9A (empennage completed, both wings completed, fuselage and finish kit completed, engine hung, working on panel and wiring)
N677AT reserved
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:45 PM
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Excellent choice
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:47 PM
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Have a great time working on your -9 project.
Bruce Hill
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default keep posted

post some pics sometime, and good luck on the build!
Ian Hoyt

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Old 01-19-2012, 02:40 PM
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Default six years

Six years ago I was where you are, now I have 220 hrs, fully half of it x-country, on our -9A.

it is a great airplane!
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